Robert Hansen posted Oct 19, 2012 8:20: > > On Oct 18, 2012, at 10:14 PM, GS Chandy > <email@example.com> wrote: > > > (The child who is going to grow up to be a real > pianist truly ENJOYS his/her piano lessons - and that > is why he/she does all the scales, etc, with > enjoyment [probably because he/she pictures the > future skill when it is developed]. The child who is > NOT going to become a competent pianist is bored by > or actively hates piano lessons. (I speak from > personal experience, as I was just such a child who > hated his piano lessons AND the practice!) > > That's all my point is. Most students hate piano > lessons. Are you claiming that this is due to piano > teachers? If not, then why claim that math teachers > make students hate math? > > Bob Hansen > Why do you thus persist in lying?
When did I ever claim that "math teachers make students hate math?" (I do claim that our ineffective teaching systems [in particular of teaching math] tend to bring out fear/loathing [of math] in a great many children).
There's a significant difference. That's my point: the difference, the 'gap', if you will, between your understanding and mine.
GSC ("Still Shoveling Away" - with apologies if due to Barry Garelick for any tedium caused; and with the observation that all this tedium is EASILY avoided by the simple expedient of not opening any posts purporting to originate from GSC)